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Art Features Archive

April 10, 2006
MoMA in Middle Age

Critical opinion has jelled: The new Modern is too safe. Can it become more than just a museum again? Should it?

April 10, 2006
City Slicker: Fernando Meirelles

Director Fernando Meirelles' invigorating Brazilian TV series, City of Men, based on City of God (sort of), is premiering this week.

April 3, 2006
Influences: Matthew Barney

Drawing Restraint 9 artist Matthew Barney discusses his influences.

March 27, 2006
The Ex–Prince of Condé Nast

James Truman, no longer feeling Lucky, joins the art world.

March 13, 2006
Show and Tell: Bruno Rosier

In Bruno Rosier’s show at Aperture gallery and the accompanying book, the original, selfish reason for taking the picture—capturing that “I was here” moment—is elevated to a collective memory.

February 27, 2006
The Whitney Biennial 2006

A guide to the Whitney Museum's signature survey of contemporary art (March 2-May 28).

February 20, 2006
Moral Minority

Why is the art world so drawn to William Kentridge? Because he’s the rarest of political artists: a subtle, funny one.

February 13, 2006
Show and Tell: Tim Davis

In photographer Tim Davis' latest series, “Illilluminations,” light doesn’t reveal so much as strip, desensitize, and ultimately obscure

January 9, 2006
Show and Tell: Helen Levitt

“It’s not interesting to take pictures of people going places. You have to go to neighborhoods where they’re standing still or sitting.”

December 19, 2005

In 2005, the bubble didn’t burst, and the Chelsea gallery scene kept expanding—while heavies like Matthew Marks and Damien Hirst called attention to themselves (yet again). The Met reestablished its stellar reputation. Digital art took a small step forward. Oh, and someone put a bunch of saffron fabric in the park.